Thursday, December 4, 2008

News Fast

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News fasting has sadly come to a close for me. And it all ended with this blog. Sure, other great things have happened since I started blogging including, but not limited to, sleeping and feeling an inner sense of joy and peace. One of the challenges of blogging daily, besides blogging daily, is I am now tuned into global consciousness.

I'm kind of sensitive and at some point in my life I started having nightmares and anxiety from reading the news that lead me to give up reading or watching the news. Being a journalism major, I know for a fact that news leads with death, mayhem and celebrity, not in that order. And the more the better.

Even blog readers don't want to read about what someone had for lunch. "Zzzzzzz." By the way, there's an excuse for my kiss and tell writing style.

Newspapers need sensationalistic headlines to sell. Although that doesn't seem to be going well for them lately does it? Turns out everything is connected.


I've been saying it all along, and it's not about me being right. I'm excited because the world seems to be catching up with me, even if it had to come at the expense of everyone's wallet. Out of bad things, come good things.

Waking up isn't easy and who enjoys the sound of their alarm clock, anyways? Not me. But it's going to be a lot easier if we all just get out of bed, and quit hitting the snooze button.

Since I started blogging, I have felt this need to become informed on what's going on in the world. Not a lot has changed since I tuned the news out. Yes, there is the good stuff, such as, "wow Americans aren't as racist as we once thought," paralleled by "but those Californias aren't so opened minded, now are they?"

But even the latter articles don't bother me so much as the ones about the violence that plagues our planet. Violence often perpetrated on innocent victims by people they know. By parents on kids and allegedly, kids on parents. By husbands on wives. By terrorists on civilians. That is the news I have a hard time reconciling in my mind, body and spirit. It's hard to read about that stuff day in and day out.

But, then I think of past life expert Brian Weiss and I figure the things that are happening now, probably, go way, way, way, way,way back. What someone doesn't learn in one life, carries over to subsequent lives, until that lesson is learned. People, please, do your homework. If not for the sake of this life, then, at least for the next one. All this repetition is soooooooooooooo boring, isn't it?

Repeat after me, "love is all that matters." Everything else is just silly.

Hmmmmmm? I wonder what I'm repeating. Oh yeah. I'm supposed to be breathing, being me, holding my vision of world peace in my mind's eye and feeling my feelings, because those are some of the things I can do in this world. And they are the actions that allow me to be in the moment.

Now is right where I want to be. Not in the past. Not in the future.

Oh, and when I forget all that, as I sometimes do, could someone please remind me? Thanks.


Anonymous said...

ehh? i dont know what to say to this. except that maybe one could become so consumed with all of the world affairs and neglect themselves, family, friends. I mean, how much could ONE person actually make the billions of people in the world go about making world peace... hitler thought he'd give it a stab. but point is, it never works to MAKE people live your belief, only for you yourself to live your belief, and maybe someone will be inpired. uh, did i get off topic? wendy, thanks for making your blog a place to go off on things. lol i love it. said...

Well what happens out in the world does have an impact on all of us. It's easy to be a mystic alone on a mountain top, much more challenging to be a mystic in a society with all that entails.

Deb and JJ said...

"Be the change you want to see in the world." M. Gandhi

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